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Five facts about the gruesome beauty of solitary wasps

By Seirian Sumner, Professor of Behavioural Ecology, UCL
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Most people recognise a wasp as those stripy insects who ruin our summer picnics. They live in huge societies, much the same as the honeybee; you might even have a nest in your loft or shed. But there’s a lot more to wasps than these socialites. In fact, the vast majority of wasp species (almost 99%) prefer to go it alone and don’t live in colonies.

These are solitary insects: the adults are assassinsThe Conversation

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